CREWS - The Hopewell Baptist Church held an old-fashioned gospel singing event Saturday, June 17 and the attendees said the evening was a "fun filled, energizing, Praise the Lord evening."

CREWS - The Hopewell Baptist Church held an old-fashioned gospel singing event Saturday, June 17 and the attendees said the evening was a "fun filled, energizing, Praise the Lord evening."

Congregational songs were led by Hopewell Pastor David Heath who was accompanied by Lesli Sheppard on the piano and Ramona Atkins on the organ. Leigh Heath also sang with David Heath.

The church welcomed several special guests including, Darlene Sims who sang two songs she had written, Trae Dody who played guitar and sang and Tancy Kendrick who played piano and sang. The Millersview Gospel Band also performed and one of the members also read his original cowboy poetry.

"Each performance was wonderful and blessed the entire congregation," said Janice Randolph who was in attendance at the event. "What talent each performer used for the glory of God!"

Randolph said the Millersview Gospel Band had a stellar performance.

"This group blew us all away," Randolph said. "Their energy and talent was enormous! Their singing was fabulous. If you like good old gospel music or cowpoke music, find out when they are playing and go listen to them. In all, it was such a great evening that the attendees were asking for more and they got it."

Hopewell Baptist Church is located on Highway 153, two miles east of Crews. Services are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. with Sunday school starting at 10 a.m. Those who have prayer requests, please call the church at 325-723-2002 and leave a message.